Paul Allor, Louie Joyce, and Gannon Beck tell the complex story of a faun, a dragon, and a troll boy on the run from the US Government
Shelbyville, KY — April 22, 2022 — This April, CEX introduces you to Past the Last Mountain, a geopolitical fantasy that takes place in a world shared by humans and fantastical creatures. For half a century fantasy creatures have been held captive by the United States Government until Kate the faun, Willa the dragon, and Simon the young troll boy escape in search of a life outside of confinement.

Writer Paul Allor (G.I. Joe, Hollow Heart, Power Rangers, TMNT) weaves a fully formed tale that is fantastical as it explores man versus the “other” and what it means to be human.

“I am so incredibly proud of Past the Last Mountain,” Allor said. “It’s a deeply personal and deeply political story, about confronting the injustice and evil that’s ingrained in society. But with dragons and trolls, and a few jokes along the way.”

Past the Last Mountain is a 4 issue, double sized, limited series, featuring back up stories written by Allor and illustrated by creators Rebekah Isaacs, Caspar Wijingaard, Jeffrey Veregge and more!

“I’ve known Paul for a long time, and Past the Last Mountain is hands down my favorite thing that he’s written,” said Andy Schmidt, CEX Publisher, “On top of that, Louie Joyce and Gannon Beck are really bringing their A games. I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with Kate the faun, Willa the dragon, and Simon the troll boy!”

Past the Last Mountain #1 hits store shelves this coming Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022, be sure to pick up your favorite covers before they are gone.


Review copies of Past the Last Mountain #1 are available upon request and writer/creator Paul Allor is available for interviews. Interested parties please contact CEX Marketing marketing@CEXpublishing.com


Diamond IDs
NOV211326 / NOV211327 / NOV2113268 / NOV211329 / NOV211330

Lunar Product Codes
1221CX185 / 1221CX186 / 1221CX187 / 1221CX188 / 1221CX189
Written By
Paul Allor

Cover A
Louie Joyce

Cover C
Gannon Beck

Cover E
Rebekah Issacs & Josh Jensen
Illustrated By
Louie Joyce & Gannon Beck

Cover B
Louie Joyce

Cover D
Jody Edwards
Critically-acclaimed writer Paul Allor teams with rising stars Louie Joyce and Gannon Beck for this thrilling geopolitical fantasy!

Half a century ago, the United States rounded up and imprisoned all the fantasy creatures that live amongst us. Now, a faun, a dragon and an adorable troll boy have escaped confinement, and are on the run from the United States Army!

Plus, we take you back to the war with short stories written by Allor and illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, Chris Evenhuis, Paul Tucker, Joe Mulvey, Becky Jewel, Anderson Cabral and Aaron Houston!

Special variant covers by Isaacs and more!

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